JM Robson Aquatic Centre

Indoor Pool

The indoor pool is open all year round. Hours of operation are listed below.

The pool is heated to a temperature of 31 degrees. This is monitored five times per day to ensure the temperature is maintained and stable.

Outdoor Pool

The outdoor  pool is opened from October to April each year for summer. Hours of operation are listed below.

The pool is heated to a temperature of 26 degrees. This is monitored five times per day to ensure the temperature is maintained and stable.

Hours of Operation

Days Times
Monday to Friday 6.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Please Note: Aquatic Centre Maintenance Shutdown

From 29th September 2018 to 7th October 2018, JM Robson Aquatic Centre has scheduled shut down times to enable contractors to complete urgent works. 

Contractors will be undertaking minor scheduled maintenance works on the 25m indoor pool.

“In order to minimize the impacts on the public we have scheduled this work so as not to affect the learn to swim program and upon the outdoor pool opening for the summer season” Mayor of Lithgow, Councillor Stephen Lesslie said.

All remaining areas in the facility will remain operational including:

  • 50m outdoor pool
  • Hydroplay pool
  • Change rooms and general amenities

Works will include filter maintenance, wet deck maintenance, 25m pool  maintenance, painting and heating maintenance.

“Please be aware that we are not able to provide refunds or extensions on memberships due to the scheduled closure. Thank-you for your patience and understanding as we work to make the facility a better place for you to swim” added Councillor Lesslie.

Providing quality recreational facilities for a healthy, vibrant and harmonious community is part of Council’s Community & Built Environment Strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2028.

Fees & Charges 18/19

Entry
Child 3 years and under Free
Child (4 - 16 yrs) $5.00
Adult $7.00
Concession Card Holder $5.00
Over 75 yrs Free
Spectator (non-swimming) $2.50
Family $17.50*

*Per Entry 2 Adult + Anybody living at the address that is listed on the current Medicare card. 

Season Pass 6 Month
Child (5-16 yrs) $160.50
Concession Card Holder $160.50
Adult $214.50
Family $375.00*

*Per Entry 2 Adult + Anybody living at the address that is listed on the current Medicare card. 

6 Month Exercise Membership
Child (5-16 yrs) $290.00
Concession Card Holder $290.00
Adult $384.00
Over 75 $83.00

Season Pass 12 Month
Child (5-16 yrs) $315.00
Concession Card Holder $315.00
Adult $420.00
Family $730.00*

*Per Entry 2 Adult + Anybody living at the address that is listed on the current Medicare card.

12 Month Exercise Membership
Child (5-16 yrs) $550.00
Concession Card Holder $550.00
Adult $730.00
Over 75 $160.00

Learn to Swim *
First child $155.00
Second Child $145.00
Third Child $135.00
One on one private lesson $330.00

* Learn to Swim - 30 Minute lessons once per week.  10 week term payable upfront. Includes pool entry fee for child (U/12yr) + one supervising parent or guardian.

 

Private Lane Hire
Commercial Hire - Private Learn to Swim Contractor Per lane Per 30 minutetime slot includes poolentry for 1child (under12 years) and1 supervisingparent orguardian $16.00
Commercial Hire (excluding entry) Per lane orpart there of per 30 minute time slot $23.00

 

Kids Parties
Party Package Per child 10 children minimum. Personal party host1.5 hours of fun games andprizes $10.50
Catering for Party Package Per child Price onapplication

 

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Aqua Aerobics Timetable

Day Time Description
Monday 7:00am
9.30am
Deep Aqua
Gentle Aqua
Tuesday 7:00am
6.00pm
Aqua Bootcamp
Aerobics
Wednesday 7:00am
1.15pm
6:00pm
Swimfit
Gentle Aqua
Aerobics
Thursday 7:00am
6.00pm
Aerobics
Aqua Bootcamp
Friday 7:00am
9.30am
Flipperfit
Gentle Aqua
Saturday 8.30am Circuit Aqua
Sunday 8.30am Boxing

Safety – Contamination Control

A number of strict measures have been put in place to avoid possible disease transmission after faecal and vomit incidents have closed the pool.

The measures, as enforced by a NSW Government health standard, are:

  1. Evacuate and close pool (10 minutes)
  2. Remove contaminant and clean pool with manual vacuum (30 minutes)
  3. ‘Super’ chlorination of the water to treat it (13 hours)
  4. Water retested (10 minutes)

The particular disease of concern is called cryptosporidium, which is a diarrhoeal disease infecting the intestine.

Cryptosporidium or ‘Crypto’ is present in the faeces matter of already infected humans. It is spread when the parasite is ingested.

In order to protect the community, don’t swim if…

  • you have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the past two weeks,
  • you have cryptosporidiosis or germs like E.coli, shigella and viruses, which are transmitted through the faecal-oral route. They are highly contagious and spread by people accidentally swallowing pool water that has been contaminated. This causes people to be sick with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever.

‘Crypto’ can survive in a swimming pool for weeks thereby infecting swimmers and causing large disease outbreaks. It is therefore vital that swimmers don’t introduce the bug into our pools in the first place.

These incidences are a disappointment and inconvenient for families.

JM Robson Aquatic Centre enforces a ‘no nappy – no swim’ for under 3’s – no exceptions. This also applies to any children over the age of 3 years who are not completely toilet trained. Council reserves the right to ask any person that is not complying with this policy to exit the pool. This policy is in place to ensure the highest possible water quality for our patrons.

Firmly fitting water tight swim pants (Happy Nappy) MUST be worn to prevent accidental contamination of the pool. This is in ADDITION to any disposable aqua nappy that is worn underneath. However swimming nappies should not replace regular bathroom breaks. Check the nappy regularly and change when required.  Disposable aqua nappies are available for $2 on the pool deck for the convenience of families.

Parents can also do the following things to avoid pool contamination:

  • Take their child on bathroom breaks often rather than waiting to hear they ‘have to go’ as it may be too late
  • Change nappies in a bathroom and not at the poolside as germs can spread to surfaces or objects in and around the pool and spread illness
  • Wash their child thoroughly (especially on the bottom) with soap and water before going swimming
  • Wash their hands with soap and water after changing a child’s nappy

Parents and carers have a key role to play in ensuring pools remain safe for everyone by ensuring that non-toilet trained children do not have toileting accidents in the pool.

Kids Birthday Parties

The JM Robson Aquatic Centre now offers party packages for kids birthday parties.

Parties in the facility include a decorated party room and qualified instructor(s) that facilitate structured games for children to participate in.

Parties run for 2 hours, with the first hour and a half dedicated to pool time fun and the last half hour for food and cake. At the end of the party all children will leave with a lolly bag.

View  Birthday Party Booking Form

View  JM Robson Aquatic Centre Party Flyer

Learn to Swim

JM Robson Aquatic Centre Swim School is recognised as one of Lithgow’s best swim schools and leads the industry in teaching methodology and customer care.
We offer classes for infants through to the more advanced swimmer. Our swim school program has been designed to allow for continuous improvement at age and ability-appropriate levels in small classes, with our highly qualified Austswim instructors.
We also offer programs for the fitness swimmer and adult learn to swim.

Download Learn to Swim Information Flyer

Season Pass Application Form

If you would like to apply for a season pass for 2018/2019 please download the form below and return to the aquatic centre with payment.

Download Season Pass 2018/2019

Contact Information

George Coates Avenue Lithgow NSW 2790 Phone: (02) 6352 9160
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